The FSB is an always-growing digital study Bible that works with many modern translations, allowing readers to delve through study notes and share them with groups.
Faith is typically understood as involving the whole self—mind, heart, and body—in a relationship with God that that expresses trust and a grateful response to His loving initiative.138 people highlighted this
When we use our creative abilities without God’s assistance and direction, we run the risk of producing idols.52 people highlighted this
Faith is an attitude of trust that shows itself through the people’s obedience to God. Noah44 people highlighted this
How to Study the Bible
As you begin to study the Bible, determine your goals, methods, and resources. If you simply want to be a more careful reader of the Bible, perhaps begin by reading a small portion of the text daily with a Bible reading plan. If you want to put serious effort into learning the Bible, further commitment is needed. This approach may involve several hours a week of focused study and the use of resources such as commentaries. If pursuing this level of Bible study, you will benefit from acquiring at least one dictionary and two kinds of commentaries to help you. Valuable resources include a Bible dictionary, a one-volume Bible commentary, and a set of individual commentary volumes on individual books of the Bible. Using these as you study the Bible passage-by-passage will provide some of the same help you’d get if you were to study the Bible in an academic institution.
No matter which group you’re in, there are some basics that apply:
Take seriously the importance and quality of the book you’re studying.
While we may wish that the Bible was entirely clear, students of literature would never expect that from other important books. When it comes to the Bible, it should be obvious that we have to study the Bible in order to understand it.
Some writing—a newspaper story, for example—might be understood by almost any mature reader. Other writing—such as a Shakespeare play—might require readers to consult dictionaries, study guides, and other aids because of the nature ...43 people highlighted this
it can be summarized as active trust and belief displayed through obedience.39 people highlighted this